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the effing hospital…

so i’m seizing the day on my skateboard… taking full advantage of the perfect weather outside before i have to go to work… a mellow session at d park sounds more than ideal… 45 mins to mess around will do…

nothing out of the norm goes on as i get warmed up… a fall here and there to get the blood moving around… i’m feeling good and fresh… always a plus! i start hitting the quarter pipe with little success… i fall once decently hard… but the persistent dumb ass i am, i have to land that back lip before anything else… my second attempt is a quick bail… my third attempt is the dumper…

i land the back lip and slip out on the way down… i get spun a little sideways and feel my wrist get loose… not the norm for me… it’s usually the other way around… it gets tightened up… so tight it won’t bend back without excruciating pain…

i take a seat and analyze the situation… nothing feels right… it doesn’t hurt that bad, but something is wrong… i can’t remember the last time i had my board in hand and didn’t want to skate at all… a shitty feeling.

i go to work and spend the rest of my day deciding what to do… not having health insurance makes it easy to ignore a hospital visit…

i am currently at the hospital… the last time i was in a hospital i am pretty sure my elbow was dislocated… this is much different… i am not that badly injured… i am able to look at the hospital in a different light… in a more cynical light…

as i sat in the hospital bed, i had a good idea that i fractured my scaphoid… i looked up the area where my wrist hurt and diagnosed myself… sure enough, the doctor comes in after analyzing the x-rays and says, “you were right on… you fractured your scaphoid”… what a waste of money…

now i am waiting to get news on whether i need a cast or if i need to go to a different part of the hospital or whatever… it could be never ending… the cost could also be ever-increasing… the health care industry wins this time…

maybe with Obama in his second term, he will fix this money hungry industry…

peace and noLove…

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